Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Living with Death

The past three months have been marked by Death.

Friends or friends of friends have passed away prematurely, in the prime of their lifes.

One of my favourite writers, Antonio Lobo Antunes, is fighting death, having just found out he has cancer. He wrote a shattering article about what he is feeling. I dare not translate it into English, it's so personal, heartfelt and poignant...

The Virginia Tech massacre, the Baghdad bombing that killed more than 100 people...

So many silenced voices, some of them dear... and life goes on... until, abruptly or not, it doesn't.

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